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Remington 7600 Accuracy?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by defiant73a, Dec 3, 2006.

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  1. defiant73a

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    How does the accuracy run in 7600 (in .30-06)? I've heard everything from "as good as a bolt" to "five to six inches on a good day."
     
  2. qajaq59

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    I have a Remington 760 30-06 made in 1953. (The old 7600.) And when I first got it all I heard was that pumps are crap, they will never group tight, blah, blah,blah.
    Well, that rifle still shoots a tight group with reloads 53 years later and has killed everything from wood chucks to moose. I think good or bad is more dependent on the individual rifle rather then what model it might be. Of course it helps if we aim them correctly too. And as I get older that gets harder.
     
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    All too often, those terms don't go together.
     
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    My buddies Model 760 .30/06 was a three minute rifle.
    Past 400 meters it was a guess as to where the bullet would land.
    Since he used the gun to shoot coyotes out to about 200 meters it worked well enough until he could buy something else.
     
  5. Froggy

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    I have a Remington 7600 chambered in .308 Win made around 1980. From a bench rest with factory ammo (Rem 150 gr Core Lokt PSP) in a cold barrel (allowing it to 'rest' between shots) I get three round groups of 1.5" at 100 yards. Best ever was just over an inch. Never had a "group" from the bench that was bigger than 3" at 100 yards, barrel warm or cold.
     
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    I've owned two 7600's and three 7400's (semi-auto version of the same gun) - all in .30-06.

    They would all shoot 2" groups at 100 yards, which is about as accurate as I need anything to be for hunting purposes.

    Like any gun that's been around (virtually unchanged) for 50 years with millions sold, you can always find some people who've had bad experiences with them, but by and large I think they're damned good guns for the money. The only 7600 I've ever personally encountered that was really inaccurate at 100 yards ended up being due to an improperly mounted scope.
     
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    I have a 7600 in .270 that I bought used. It wasn't well taken care of and spent the 2 years before I bought it in a damp basement. After a lot of 0000 steel wool, Hoppes #9, bronze brushes and cotton patches, it became a decent gun. It shoots 2 MOA groups out to 200 yds. I've never shot it past 200, but I think it'd keep 2 MOA out past that.
     
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